Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Phoenix Book Shop mss., 1951-1989, are the papers of the Phoenix Book Shop located first at 18 Cornelia Street, then at 22 Jones Street in New York City, and operated by Robert Alfred Jump Wilson, 1922- , bibliographer and bookseller. Wilson sold the shop and all its fixtures in 1989 and retired to Maryland.

The collection contains correspondence, standing orders, miscellaneous orders, invoices sent, and Phoenix Book Shop orders, paid bills, and account ledgers. Also included in the files are a few manuscripts Wilson considered for publication, galleys for some Phoenix Book Shop publications, and documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the shop.

An inventory is available.

Gift. 1974-1989

Collection size: 64,000 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.